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Uber is hiring robotics teams to work on bikes and scooters

Uber is only gradually resuming its self-driving car program, but it’s already thinking about expanding that technology to its two-wheeled services. The Telegraph has discovered that Uber is hiring for a “micromobility robotics” team that would brin…

Facebook introduces political petitions to your News Feed

Facebook’s efforts to improve civic engagement are expanding beyond easy access to politicians and voter registration campaigns. As of January 21st, it’s launching a Community Actions feature in the US that brings political petitions to the News Fee…

The best USB-C MacBook and laptop chargers

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After Math: Watch out now!

You’d think that the week after CES would bring at least a brief lull in the firehose that is tech news, but you’d be wrong. Google’s paying $40 million for Fossil’s smartwatch tech; LG’s holding a huge sale for last year’s most expensive sets ahead…

Facebook backs an independent AI ethics research center

Facebook is just as interested as its peers in fostering ethical AI. The social network has teamed up with the Technical University of Munich to back the formation of an independent AI ethics research center. The plainly titled Institute for…

Apple gets first crack at documentaries from Ron Howard

Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a "first-look" deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer…

Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location data

An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info from the accused’s Garmin Foreru…

GoFundMe launches campaign for government workers hit by shutdown

People have frequently used GoFundMe to lend a helping hand to others in need of some help, but the site itself is getting involved in light of the US government shutdown. The company has teamed up with Deepak Chopra to launch a donation camp…

Showtime offers a peek at Desus and Mero’s talk show

How will podcasters Desus and Mero handle a late-night talk show on Showtime? You now have a slightly better idea. Showtime has posted a teaser for Desus & Mero that has the duo shopping for set decorations ahead of their February 21…

Amazon adds remastered ‘Baywatch’ to Prime Video on January 20th

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the 90s, Prime Video may have something you can binge on. Amazon is adding Baywatch — yes, the classic TV series and not Dwayne Johnson’s flick — to its lineup for US, Canada and Australia. You’ll even be able to enj…